Art & architecture

Art and architecture, including all forms of visual arts, exhibitions, and traditional art forms

Barcelona street art

Street art in Barcelona

No visit to Barcelona is complete without a good, thorough ogle at street art. From this collaborative work by Cranio and El Pez in...
From Paris to Barcelona

Barcelona rocks its street art — then and now

Catalans have been inscribing, etching and painting their sentiments onto walls in Barcelona for a very long time. A recent street art walk with...
Frankfurt’s Holbeinsteg pedestrian bridge

Frankfurt, Germany: a #NoFilter glimpse

Frankfurt, Germany, mostly destroyed in World War II, has been rebuilt with vigor and imagination, and is now a thriving center of commerce and...
Alcântara's Praça Calvário

Living like a local in Lisbon

When we decided to return to Portugal for a month-long stay, Anita and I wanted to be based in Lisbon, but away from much-touristed...
"Rolling Horse"

Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof in black and white

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station of the German capital, was inaugurated in May 2006, and is the largest rail junction in Europe. The...
Basel Rathaus

Basel, Switzerland’s Town Hall at 500 years!

The Town Hall in Basel, Switzerland is not a modest affair. Its imposing red tower has dominated the Marktplatz since the beginning of the...
Frieder Burda

Baden-Baden, Germany: Museum Frieder Burda turns 10

The Museum Frieder Burda opened in Baden-Baden in 2004, and I've enjoyed several exhibitions there. Now, an anniversary show,"40|10": 40 Years of the Collection...

Time Travel in Switzerland

Switzerland's vistas are world-renowned, and Tom and I have enjoyed many of them in our years here. Now, those clever Swiss have added five...
Walks of Italy Milan

Discovering Old Milan with Walks of Italy

The jaw-dropping splendor of the Duomo's façade is perhaps the most iconic view of Milan, but it's not the only memorable one. When my husband...
Milan's Duomo

The Milan Duomo at sunset

Milan's spectacular cathedral is an iconic view of the city, the subject of countless postcards, web pages and travel calendars. The Milan Duomo spikes...
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